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Edmonds School District Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Music Education

Congratulations to the Edmonds School District, who received national recognition from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), as one of the “Best Communities for Music Education in America!”  This is Edmonds School District’s third consecutive year to receive this honor, and they are the only community to represent Washington state in this national designation.  […]
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The Movement Felt Around the Community: Arts Education Month

Read more about Arts Education Month awareness and news coverage. Edmonds Beacon HankBlog Henry Art Gallery Maple Elementary National Arts Ed Association San Juan Journal Seattle Mayor’s Office Theater Without Borders Washington State School Directors’ Association
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Riverview School District Applauds Carnation Elementary for School’s Commitment to Arts Learning

After receiving a state School of Excellence in Arts Education award, Carnation Elementary is recognized by their school district for their outstanding achievement.  As one of three schools to be awarded this title, Carnation Elementary – as well as winning schools Elk Plain Elementary and Tacoma School of the Arts – have been submitted to […]
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ArtsEd Washington & Carnation Elementary Featured on KING 5

Kicking off Arts Education Month, KING 5 reporter Christie Johnson highlights the important role of the arts in schools and the positive impacts on students participating in arts programs in a special education segment “What’s Cool in School.” ArtsEd Washington is featured with Carnation Elementary School, who is noted – along with Tacoma School of […]
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Parents and Students Rally to Save the Arts in Florida

The Tampa Tribune, April 12, 2011 As the Pasco County School Board deliberated over what programs to cut, over 500 parents, students, and teachers attended a series of town hall meetings to advocate for arts education.  Read how these arts advocates came together and what you can do at your next School Board meeting.
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ArtsEdWA In the News: Arts Education Month

We’d like to thank our friends and partners for acknowledging our leadership and role in Arts Education Month! Arts Education Partnership Association of Washington School Principals City of Seattle Dance Educators Association of Washington Maple Elementary School PTSA Mixx 96.1 State Arts Action Network State Board of Education Washington Association of School Administrators Washington Music […]
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Kevin Spacey Advocates for Arts Education Funding

Examiner.com, April 6, 2011 Actor Kevin Spacey has been on the arts advocacy circuit: he spoke at Capitol Hill commemorating Arts Advocacy Day, gave the keynote address at the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy at the Kennedy Center, and made an appearance on Hardball with Chris Matthews – all to advocate for […]
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ArtsEdWA In the News: Interlake High School’s Battle of the Bands for ArtsEd Washington Raises More Than $10,000!

Bellevue Reporter, April 1,2011 Read about the recent success of Battle of the Bands for ArtsEd Washington, a student-led fundraising event that helps raise awareness in the community of the importance of arts education.
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It’s a Fact: the Demand for Creativity is on the Rise

Read about the important role that art and design plays in our everyday lives.  The Ringling College of Art and Design presents data that indicates just how influential the arts are on our economic well-being and future. Learn more about how arts funding in our own state is in jeopardy and find out how you […]
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ArtsEd WA In the News: Bellevue’s Interlake High School students bring back battle of bands to support arts

Bellevue Reporter, March 12, 2011 Community paper features the student-led Battle of the Bands event.
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    • Leita Earl

      “The arts can open pathways of learning and encourage confidence in children. One of our fourth grade students has been visibly touched by the arts. She started the year hesitant to make new friends – uncomfortable to share orally with her class. Through her exposure to the arts, she smiles during dance activities and is starting to speak to adults – expressively.”

      Leita Earl, Rocky Ridge
      Bethel School District